Texas Heritage Tourism
There are so many ways to look at Texas - historical, cultural, and natural for us here - come for a visit! ;-)
Obviously, this lens can only scrape the surface of what is the great State of Texas, USA. I will attempt to touch on the three key elements of heritage tourism, noted above, of course!
There are no National Heritage Areas in Texas at this time.
Actually, it has started already with the image: A NASA astronaut training in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at the Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NASA_Neutral_Buo...
I should note that my two grandchildren, a boy and a girl, do live in Austin, with their parents, our daughter and son-in-law, so we get down to see them several times a year. We have see a lot of Texas, over the years. Perhaps I can share a bit of that with you in this lens, as well! ;-)
State of Texas, USA, on Wikipedia - for your use!
- State of Texas, USA, on WIkipedia
I will stick with my tradition here, and give you the Wikipedia reference up front. It, as usual, is a treasure trove of useful information... but just a start. Enjoy! ;-)
Have you visited Texas?
Have you visited Texas?
Six Flags Over Texas
Can you name them?
Six Flags Over Texas is more than an amusement park. What we know today as the State of Texas has been a part of six different nations in its history. Were you aware of that? Click on the flags to learn more about them.
The United States believed that with the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803 it included Texas. It took more than four decades for the borders of Texas to be settled among the competing nations.
Did you know, or did you peek? Comments welcomed! ;-)
I am fascinated by this 1718 map of Texas, courtesy of Wikipedia - click on it to read more details.
Which flag did not fly over Texas?
What happened to Big Tex?
Have you seen Big Tex?
Big Tex is a Texas cultural icon.
Big Tex has been associated with the Texas State Fair since 1952. What happened to Big Tex in October 2012. See the links below, following.
See what happened to Big Tex...
Texas History on Amazon
Mission San Antonio aka the Alamo - perhaps the most recognizable landmark in Texas
The Guadalupe Mountains in West Texas - The are on the border with souteastern New Mexico
Images of Texas courtesy of Wikimedia Commons - Just a few to tantalize you... such a marvelous state! ;-)Click thumbnail to view full-size
Texas Tourism link - Where in Texas do you want to go?
A wide ranging website sponsored by the Texas Office of the Governor and the Texas Department of Transporation.
- Texas It is like a whole other country
Texas state agencies tourism site.